Our school is very proud to have registered as an Eco School which recognises our commitment to developing strategies that sustain and enhance resources and the environment. We are the first primary school in Leicester city to be awarded our full Green Flag status, which is a result of the hard work of our pupils, parents and staff in addressing environmental issues. The school has adopted an Eco Code, Litter Policy and Green Procurement Policy which is shared by everyone.
Eco Club meets in Year 6 every Wednesday lunchtime with Mrs Pears ( Eco Schools Coordinator). The children share ideas, run workshops using recycled crafts for Years 1 to 5, maintain and plant the school gardens and run competitions which help our school to work towards achieving our Eco Schools targets. Each class in the school also has their own Eco Monitor, voted for by the pupils. More information about Eco Schools can be found on their website www.ecoschools.org.uk
Recent projects include:
- Walk to school initiative and Travel Tracker.
- Junior Road Safety Officers.
- An 'Electricity Free Day' and energy saving initiatives.
- Eco Monitors elected in each class to ensure everyone is recycling and saving energy.
- Litter Monitors for each playground.
- A carbon footprint project in conjunction with Leicester University.
- 90Kg Fair Trade Rice Challenge.
- Waste free packed lunch competition in Healthy Lifestyle week.
- Food Working Party - meets every half term (including children).
- Survey of hot dinner waste with target for reduction.
- Years 1 and 2 made recycled paper pots and planted peas and beans.
- Year 6 compost monitors.
- Plot to Pot - growing across the school linked to curriculum topic and cooking sessions.
- Forest Schools - Teacher trained and running weekly sessions.
- Year 3 Wildlife Garden - improvement project and habitat study.
- Year 5 - Bulb Planting on Victoria Park.
- Years 5 and 6 completed Bikeability training.
- Building a school greenhouse from recycled plastic bottles.
- EYFS children made minibeast hotels and bird feeders for their bird hide and garden.
- Peer teaching by Year 6 - minibeast top trumps, recycled pompoms and lavender bags.
- Solar Panels - monitoring by the children of electricity generated.
Our school is highly commited to sustaining and enhancing the environment and therefore tries to ensure this is recognised in all areas of the curriculum through our Eco Schools Action Plan
targets, assemblies, staff meetings and the Eco Schools
notice board in the main hall. We also have an Eco Schools
Governor ( currently AD Durnin) who ensures environmental issues are represented on the Governing Body.
If you have any comments or issues you would like to raise please fill in our Environmental Comments Book in reception.